LINGUIST List 10.89

Wed Jan 20 1999

Calls: Students/Toronto, Lexical Functional Grammar

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. Mihaela Pirvulescu, Student conference/Toronto
  2. Tracy Holloway King, Lexical Functional Grammar

Message 1: Student conference/Toronto

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 10:28:38 PST
From: Mihaela Pirvulescu <>
Subject: Student conference/Toronto

The "Sociiti d'itudiant-e-s supirieur-e-s du dipartement d'itudes frangaises"
At the University of Toronto (SESDEF) announces a 

Student Conference
Graduate Studies in French
University of Toronto

April 23 and 24, 1999

"Thresholds" We invite students from any area of French studies -
linguistics, literature, pedagogy, cultural studies, feminist studies
- to submit proposals for presentations to be given in a relaxed
atmosphere and within an interdisciplinary setting. At the threshold
of the new millenium, we are aiming to study changes in the analysis
of text and context, and of the structures and function of language.
We are looking to explore the endings of old theories and the
beginnings of new methodologies. Thus, through diverse topics and
critical approaches, we hope to bring to light the transitions which
are taking place within narratives and language and within literary
and linguistic analyses.

We invite you to submit proposals for twenty-minute presentations
dealing with a wide variety of subjects, such as applied or
theoretical linguistics, comparative literature, language acquisition,
feminist criticism, any literary study from all periods and all
genres, translation, pragmatics, cinema, the Internet, or the subject
of your choice.

Please send two copies of your abstract: one copy should be anonymous
and should only carry the title of your presentation, and the second
copy should be accompanied by a brief biographical note and your
particulars (name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address,
area of research, other interests, institution). Electronic
submissions are welcome! One-page abstracts in either French or
English are to be sent, before the 5th of March, to:

SESDEF: Student Conference
Department of French Studies, University of Toronto
50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1J4
Telephone: (416) 926-2302; Fax: (416) 926-2328

N.B. Your participation in the conference will be confirmed no later than 
March 15, 1999.

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Lexical Functional Grammar

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 08:12:08 PST
From: Tracy Holloway King <>
Subject: Lexical Functional Grammar

			 Call for Papers


 19 July - 21 July 1999
		 The University of Manchester



The conference welcomes work both within the formal architecture of
Lexical-Functional Grammar and typological, formal, and computational
work within the 'spirit of LFG', as a lexicalist approach to language
employing a parallel, constraint-based framework. The conference aims
to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers interested
in nonderivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the
interaction of constraints from multiple dimensions of linguistic
substance, including category information, grammatical relations, and
semantic information. 


The conference will involve 30-minute talks, poster/system
presentations, and workshops. Talks and poster presentations will
focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an
emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives,
whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational. We
particularly welcome papers and suggestions for workshops on a given
language area. Presentations should describe original, unpublished

Abstracts and papers must be received by February 15, 1999, and should
be submitted to the program committee chairs at the address given
below. For further information or offers of organisational help,
contact the local organisers at the address below.


A scheduled session for posters and the demonstration of systems is
planned as part of the conference, with the posters also available for
viewing at other times throughout the conferece.


 Acceptances sent out: 31 March 1999
 Conference: 19 July - 21 July 1999


People may submit either abstracts or full length papers for
refereeing. The advantages of full paper submission are that it allows
better assessment of your work and that (at least for some people)
accepted refereed full papers count as a higher status
publication. The program chairs may decide that certain submissions
are better as poster presentations than as read papers. Submitters
may also indicate if they wish a submission to be considered as a
poster/system presentation.

Full length papers. Papers should be no more than 15 pages, including
figures and references, in 11 or 12pt type, on A4/US Letter paper. The
printed text area must not exceed 165x230mm (6.5x9 inches), and should
be centred horizontally and vertically on the page. Omit name and
affiliation, and obvious self reference from the version for
review. Papers should include a roughly 100-200 word abstract at the

Abstracts. Abstracts should be one A4 page in 10pt or larger type and
include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious self
reference. A second page may be used for data, c-/f- and related
structures, and references.

Papers/abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail (or by
both means as a safety measure). Email submission is preferred.

Regular Mail
- Five copies of the abstract/paper.
- A card or cover sheet with the paper title, name(s) of the
author(s), affiliation, address, phone/fax number, e-mail address, and
whether the author(s) are students.

Include or attach your paper as either a plain ASCII text, HTML, or
postscript file. Include the paper title, name(s) of the author(s),
address, phone/fax number, email address, and whether the author(s)
are students in the body of your email message.

All papers/abstracts will be reviewed by at least two people.
papers will appear in the proceedings which will be published online
by CSLI Publications. Selected papers may also appear in a printed
volume published by CSLI Publications.

Send paper/abstract/poster submissions and inquiries about submissions to:
Program Committee Chairs:
 Tracy King <>
 Miriam Butt <>
 Tracy Holloway King
 Information Sciences and Technologies Laboratory
 Xerox PARC
 3333 Coyote Hill Road
 Palo Alto CA 94304
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue